Women teaching Men

In 1 Timothy 2:11: it tells us that a woman should learn in quietness and full submission.

For years man has being using this verse telling a woman she is not to minister or preach, for it was a man who is to be called a minister or pastor. Even still today most men still believe that women aren’t to teach. Some woman believe they are not to be a teacher or pastor and so forth.

Read the story you will see that the church of Corinth was out-of-order, no different then most of our churches today; still out-of-order. 1 Corinthians 14:40 says “but everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way, and because in that church the women was out-of-order Timothy tells them that they must be still. It has nothing to do with women not preaching.

In scripture you will read how Priscilla was involved in teaching Apollos. According to Acts 18:25-26, this man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

In  scripture you see that it was Mary who ran back to the disciples to tell them that Jesus is Alive. John 20:18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.



4 thoughts on “Women teaching Men

  1. Yes you are right but, never did any teaching for a large group as our Churches are today. I think you can teach, no problem but as Pastor women, mm I am not so sure but I do not think anything bad if they do Pastor a Church. I am more inclined about the teaching then the preaching.

  2. Hey Desiray – Let me give you a little clarity on Paul’s letter to Timothy. No disagreement with your post – just some information you may not be aware of.

    Paul’s wrote the letters to Timothy when Timothy was the pastor of the church in Ephasus. The city of Ephasus was largely Greek and pagan. So, many of the converts to Christianity in Timothy’s church were converted pagans and the women were, at times, loud and distracting.

    Paul’s instruction that the women should be quiet and submissive was a instruction for that specific church at that specific time. We should not apply Paul’s instruction to Timothy to ALL churches and all women in the church.

    1. I appreciate your sharing . There was more to this scripture. And yes I know how there was disorder in the church. I thank you for sharing more.

      My prayer is that it would cause us all to search the scriptures and dig into the word of God. For surely when we do we can cross reference it to what Peter said as well.

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